Commenting on recent statements on border protection by two top EU officials. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Hungarians will be proven right.
PM Orbán responded to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling the strengthening of the Turkish-Bulgarian border the most important task in connection with the reinforcement of the EU’s land borders. The prime minister also noted that Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament, proposed building fences “in exceptional cases” at the bloc’s external borders with EU support. “Ursula von der Leyen and Manfred Weber would strengthen the EU’s border protection. There we go! Hungarians not are, but will be right!” PM Orbán said on Facebook. In a post on Twitter, the Hungarian prime minister said: “Finally! Dear Ursula von der Leyen, dear Manfred Weber, welcome to the club!… We’ve been fighting for stronger borders for 10 years. As it turned out we Hungarians have been right all along,” PM Orbán said.